Graduate Collection - 'Metempsychosis'

My collection is called ‘Metempsychosis’ which means the transmission of souls between bodies which was inspired by my leaving of my family home when I aged 16 due to an abusive alcoholic mother - end of one life and onto the new and beautifully revised one. It’s inspired by reincarnation. The Diamond Dress is a showcase of beauty, hardware and protection paying homage to the rise of my built-up self after leaving behind dark times. The collection draws inspiration from Egyptian jewellery and strong female Pharaohs that took back ownership of their lands, their lives and their people, with powerful and sharp silhouettes. Using laser cut mirror gold acrylic, the Diamond Dress uses a mask entirely covering the features, reflecting a soulless, featureless being, returning from darkness but this time, with a beautiful suit of armour.